Will Steel Stocks Hold Up Under Pressure?

Trading a stock's gap can bring big profits, but it's all about timing.

   

I recently looked at how gold and silver, particularly mining stocks, are lagging in this market recently, but we’re seeing some weakness in other metals-related areas like steel stocks.

Video Transcript

If you take a look at steel stocks, like United States Steel (NYSE:X), unlike the market that is nowhere close to filling the gap from the beginning of the year, looking at stocks like X and its peers and they’ve not only filled the gap, they’ve kept going down just a tad.

Then you take a look at Joy Global (NYSE:JOY). On the chart in the video, I show you the gap up at the beginning of the year, and now we see a rollover type of pattern.

So, there’s probably some stuff that’s getting closer to coming together for a trading opportunity. One question of with these commodity/high-beta stocks is: Are they going to fill the gap and keep going to the south?

It’s the same question being asked of stocks like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL): Are they going to fill the gap and just keep on going down, down, down to new 52-week lows, or are they going to find some footing and start to follow the market a little bit?

Time will tell but it’s going to be something that we’re going to know within the next few days.

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